MANILA, Philippines – The lawyer of Oakwood mutineer, former Marine Captain Nicanor “Nick” Faeldon has been asked to join the legal team of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.
Lawyer Rose Beatrix Cruz-Angeles confirmed to Rappler.com that she was offered a post on the team that will defend Corona in his impeachment trial. Angeles said she has yet to decide if she would accept the invitation or not.
The female lawyer is scheduled to meet Corona later this week, the outcome of their meeting, according to her, will be a significant factor in her decision.
If she decides to accept the position, Angeles says she will be tasked to handle one of the articles of impeachment. The lawyer, who has her own law firm, is a graduate of the University of the Philippines, Diliman.
On January 9th, Angeles tweeted “You may have to miss me again, if I participate in the trial of the century,” hinting her participation in the Corona trial.
Rappler broke the story on Monday that Court of Appeals Justice Hector Hofileña and private lawyer Ernesto Francisco have withdrawn from Corona’s legal team. Full story here.
SC spokesman Jose Midas Marquez is due to announce Corona’s spokespersons on Tuesday, Jan. 10.- Rappler.com